Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Applications Systems Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Enterprise Technology, the Application Systems Analyst is responsible for the following duties outlined below.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide second level support to the Helpdesk to resolve end user issues.
  • Manage OS image updates (Windows 7/ 10) for desktop and laptop computers using MDT/ SCCM. Ensure that the OS image is up to date with the most recent application updates and security patches.
  • Manage Group Policy settings applicable to the desktop/ laptop environment; apply application and Windows settings as required.
  • Work with team to assess, test and implement software (including version updates) and security patches for Windows and supported third party applications. Package and deploy application updates and patches, and maintain software inventory using SCCM.
  • Implement, upgrade, modify and support existing systems including internally developed applications.
  • Assist in the development of procedures and create supporting documentation.
  • Assist team in reviewing, analyzing and evaluating processes and end user needs to support business requirements.
  • Participate in internal projects as assigned.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate education in Technology or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience; 2+ years’ technical experience managing Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 images using SCCM or MDT, Group Policy, Active Directory, Application Packaging and Distribution, Device compliance monitoring and reporting, Security Patch management.
  • 2+ years’ experience in designing, testing and implementing technology solutions.
  • Experience with VBScript, Powershell, or other scripting technologies.
  • Experience managing and administering SCCM is preferred.
  • Technical experience supporting legal applications (eg. iManage Work, Elite 3E, Interaction, etc.) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SQL databases and scripting, SQL Reporting Services is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical and problem solving skills to resolve technical and process related issues.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) to a broad range of audiences including to senior management, partners and clients.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and deliver within tight deadlines in a high pressure environment.
  • Strong project and time management skills and ability to manage a variety of concurrent projects.
  • Strong leadership, relationship, collaboration and consultation skills and the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate into computer application or system solutions.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Junior Litigation Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years’ experience working as a litigation law clerk at a large law firm. We are seeking an ambitious, self-driven law clerk to join our litigation team in the Toronto office. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with excellent communication skills, strong multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to process a high volume of documentation with excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictates.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience as a litigation law clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • in-depth knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedures
    • organizing and coordinating the procedural aspects of litigation files from start to finish with minimal supervision
    • coordinating the document discovery process
    • preparing litigation hold memos/document preservation notices
    • assisting clients with document preservation considerations
    • maintaining audit and chain of custody logs
    • document production including preparing affidavits of documents, witness briefs, mediation and pre-trial briefs, motion materials and correspondence on a broad range of commercial litigation matters
    • assisting counsel with examinations for discovery
    • assisting with electronic data for discovery process and trial
    • assisting with document review teams both internally and externally
    • assisting with projects with external eDiscovery vendors to ensure projects are completed in a cost effective manner
    • reviewing and summarizing transcripts and preparing discovery summaries
    • assisting with undertakings and refusals
    • arranging and participating in meetings with clients and experts
    • preparing bills of costs and costs outlines
    • enforcing judgments, including preparation of all material and electronic writ filing
    • trial preparation
    • technical proficiency with Relativity or any other industry standard litigation support software
    • knowledge of the Tax Court would be an asset
  • Possess a law clerk diploma or have successfully completed the Institute of Law Clerk Ontario courses.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

Torys fosters an inclusive and accessible environment and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Business Development Writer (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Business Development, the Business Development Writer is responsible for writing and preparing complex pitch, proposal and credentialing material in response to RFP, RFQ, RFI and other new business requests as well as requests related to client development.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Prepare and develop pitch, proposal and credentialing material across all practices and industries, includes all activities from initiation of the opportunity to delivery of the final product.

Assess the Opportunity

  • organize go/no go meetings.
  • lead and participate in strategy meetings.
  • provide relevant background and examples of similar opportunities where possible.

Plan and Strategize

  • develop an approach for the proposal, presentation or credentials document.
  • provide guidance to the pitch team on best practices and make recommendations regarding win themes and differentiators.
  • make recommendations regarding material format, length, comprehensiveness etc.
  • have a point of view on pricing strategy as required.

Draft Response

  • write compelling content, adapt existing content where available.
  • understand the context of the opportunity and/or client situation and customize content accordingly to clearly address client needs and articulate the firm’s distinguishing features as they relate to the client’s needs and situation.
  • work closely with Marketing/BD colleagues and other firm departments to gather information as needed.

Finalize and Submit

  • edit and proofread to ensure accuracy, clarity, readability.
  • ensure all material is consistent with branding guidelines and overall firm standards.
  • coordinate online submission and hard copy delivery as required.
  • take accountability for overall final product quality and timeliness.

Post-submission Follow-up and Tracking

  • coordinate opportunity de-briefs as required.
  • support with proposal activity tracking and reporting.
  • coordinate with Marketing/BD colleagues to ensure knowledge gained through pitching. process is weaved into general firm and practice positioning at torys.com, legal directory submissions, experience listings etc.
  • Support business development and client development initiatives, and other departmental writing and editing needs as assigned.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate education or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 3 years of senior proposal writing or research experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Experience writing and editing for sales purposes, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Experience working with a sales team is an asset.
  • Proven success providing coordination and organization of proposals and pitches; demonstrated end-to-end proposals and pitches experience.
  • Experience conducting proposal coordination meetings, and working with subject matter experts.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively (with tact and diplomacy) with a broad range of audiences, including senior-level leaders in a high performance environment.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationship with stakeholders.
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly and ensure they are clearly communicated to the target audience.
  • Strategic thinker and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Professional maturity, sound judgment, strong work ethic and the ability to work as part of a high-functioning team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands on approach; driven by delivery and end results.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Floor Leader (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Legal Support, the Floor Leader is accountable for the overall delivery of the legal support services provided to principals on her/his assigned floor with a focus on workload management and distribution, service quality and efficiency.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Team Engagement: Establish healthy and productive floor team relationships by being a role model for respect, open communication, and supportive, collegial behaviour. Engage the floor team through group meetings and other means of communications to create and maintain a cohesive and positive work environment. Address any individual or interpersonal issues with open communication and shared problem solving. Find opportunities to recognize individual and floor team successes. Work with the Manager, Legal Support to recruit and make staffing decisions for the floor, and take an active role to welcome and orient new hires.
  • Performance Management: Work with the floor team to ensure a clear understanding of performance standards and job expectations. Interview principals to obtain formal (annual) and informal feedback about individual performance, and work closely with the Floor Leader Team to ensure individual and team performance ratings are delivered fairly and consistently. Together with principals, draft and deliver a balanced performance review, and be supportive to individuals by addressing any performance issues or learning goals with development and training plans.
  • Shares, Scheduling & Work Allocation: Work with the Manager, Legal Support to determine the best shared resource model (“the shares”) for the floor based on knowledge of individual capabilities, requirements of principals, and on-going changes such as office moves and incoming/departing principals. Support the floor team to arrange share buddy/share groups that provide optimum interdependent peer support and coverage for principals. Work with the floor team and other Floor Leaders to ensure equitable work distribution across the floor, and among floors. Manage the scheduling and approval of vacation requests, leaves and other absences, including daily sick calls, and personally provide overflow support to principals where needed. Take accountability for the key performance metrics for the floor including preparing and analyzing reports for overtime, utilization, shares, and budgeting, and work with the Manager, Legal Support to recommend any changes needed.
  • Liaison with Principals: Be the key contact for principals on the assigned floor with respect to all issues pertaining to support, involving the Manager, Legal Support for direction and coaching as required. In addition to the formal performance management process, proactively check in with principals to ensure service requirements are being met. Work with the floor team to determine appropriate arrangements for alternate coverage (for absences, vacations and leaves) and to ensure the smooth delivery of service and minimized interruption to support.
  • Standards & Continuous Improvement: Proactively obtain input from floor team members, principals and others about the evolving legal support model at Torys, and contribute to the development of performance standards, service offerings, and standard operating procedures. Work with Manager, Legal Support and the Training team to identify any current inefficiencies, best practices, and training solutions to support the development of technical and administrative capabilities of the team. Work closely with other departments to advocate for changes and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the day-to-day work productivity of legal support professionals. Contribute to and be on the pulse of the ‘communication portal’ to ensure the floor team is connected and aware of information, support tools, and key messages about various changes that impact them. Be an advocate for change by implementing new performance standards, service offerings and standard operating procedures in a collaborative way.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • A legal assistant diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution would be an asset.
  • 8 to 10 years of experience as a legal assistant, preferably within a law firm.
  • Previous experience coordinating a team, overseeing a project, or coaching people is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships.
  • A natural ability to establish, lead and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem solving, and conflict resolution.
  • A track record of challenging the status quo to make things better, improving ways of working, and delivering service in a more efficient and effective way
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Exceptional client service skills with a proven track record of ‘going above and beyond’ to service clients.
  • Strong organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of firm software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as well as experience working in document management and time entry billing systems.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Legal Assistant (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Office Administrator, this position is responsible for providing administrative support to lawyers and legal assistants and providing back up support to the client services representative.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Principal/Client Support

  • Provide backup support when other Legal Assistants are absent, are at capacity and/or managing multiple/difficult deadlines.
  • Prepare client correspondence in accordance with the requirements set by the principal/practice group, as required.
  • Update contact names and addresses in Interaction and any other client databases.
  • Coordinate client meetings, schedule boardrooms and arrange for catering or audio-visual equipment.
  • Update calendars for assigned principals, which includes meetings, appointments, due dates and client-related activities.
  • Handle and review all incoming mail, email, fax communications; and arrange for specialized mail/courier/messenger services as required.
  • Receive, handle, screen and/or direct incoming calls as directed by principals; respond to routine inquiries and requests from clients; and take messages as required.
  • Respond promptly to requests, and work collaboratively with other departments and members of the Firm.
  • Provide back up support to the client services representative which includes covering reception during breaks (ie. lunch hour).
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and staff as required.
  • Liaise with Document Specialists (TO) as appropriate, to ensure tasks are completed within a timely manner.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as assigned.

Financial Functions

  • Prepare, print and review prebills (e.g., monthly, quarterly or on request), and revise according to client billing guidelines and Firm standards and policies.
  • Ensure billing and supporting documents are sent to clients in a timely manner.

File Management

  • Maintain and organize files to ensure they are easily retrievable by principals, file/scan all paper or electronic correspondence/records into the firms document management system. Work with Support Assistants as required to store client files as appropriate within firm guidelines.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Legal Assistant diploma or post-secondary degree/diploma in Office Administration is required.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of previous related experience, preferably within a legal professional services firm.
  • Strong in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized. Proactive and takes initiative.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Isa King.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Torys fosters an inclusive and accessible environment and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Isa King, Office Administrator.

Legal Assistant (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a Legal Assistant to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This position provides support for all administrative related tasks and works closely with LSC members as well as the other Torys’ offices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide administrative support to principals (lawyers and paralegals) which includes travel arrangements, expense reports, boardroom bookings, cheque requisitions, filing, arranging courier packages, handling and reviewing incoming mail/email/fax communications, photocopying, printing, binding and any other administrative assistance as required.
  • Create various legal and other documents/agreements through copy typing, transcription, scanning or other methods. Document work includes converting styles, performing mail merges, inserting media into presentations, cross-referencing, indexing, creating tables, working with graphs, charts and objects, using graphics applications etc.
  • Proofread and quality check documents for appropriate formatting, spelling, grammar, and clarity.
  • Update and maintain accuracy of matter intake database.
  • Receive, handle, screen and/or direct incoming calls as directed by principals; respond to routine inquiries and requests from clients; and take messages as required.
  • Maintain and organize files to ensure they are easily retrievable by principals, file/scan all paper or electronic correspondence/records into the firms document management system.
  • Respond promptly to requests and work collaboratively with other departments/members of the Firm.
  • Participate in other projects or assignments as required.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years of previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong client service orientation and familiarity with a formal business environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment. High degree of professionalism with the ability to work with poise and discretion.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong formatting and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do approach.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Torys Legal Services Centre (LSC) is a centre of excellence designed to enhance the value we provide our clients by meeting more of their important legal needs. The LSC’s experienced legal professionals support lawyers across Torys offices with fully integrated and specialized expertise in essential corporate services on a cost, time and process-efficient basis in an open concept office that encourages collaboration and communication. Work conducted by the LSC is integrated seamlessly into our client relationships.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter in confidence, stating your salary expectations to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Torys fosters an inclusive and accessible environment and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our top-ranked Corporate and Capital Markets Group. Our clients include major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a broad range of complex and innovative transactions, both public and private, for organizations of all sizes and across a variety of sectors.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm. In particular, we are seeking a lawyer with significant experience working on a variety of transactions including public and private securities offerings, public and private M&A transactions, and general corporate/commercial matters.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.  All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Danielle Traub, Head of Legal Recruitment.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Michelle Li, Coordinator, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Corporate Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a corporate lawyer with at least three years of experience to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this role, you will review non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for key clients, revising them to meet the clients’ requirements, advising on provisions, and negotiating with counterparty’s counsel. You will work as part of a team with colleagues in our Toronto office to carry out this work quickly and accurately in accordance with established policies and procedures. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting. Successful candidates will be provided with necessary training and professional support to ensure their success in this position.

The ideal candidate will have experience working as a corporate lawyer at a top law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or pension fund, have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail, and be able to work quickly and accurately on a high volume of NDAs.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • experience drafting or reviewing agreements as a corporate associate at a top law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or pension fund
  • excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • excellent judgment, a high degree of professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively with client personnel and constructively with counterparty’s counsel
  • ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on several NDAs in a fast paced environment
  • ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
  • willingness to contribute to NDA process improvement initiatives
  • ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands. Some weekend work from home may be required
  • member of good standing of a provincial bar and willing to be called to the Ontario bar

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts to Kimberly SheldrakeSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly SheldrakeSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our Legal Services Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is an unique role as your work will be focused with one of our key clients. As a mid-level associate in this role, you will have key oversight of the closing process from beginning to end. You will work closely with your team to ensure a high level of efficiency, accuracy and expertise throughout the process.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5-7 years’ experience working as a corporate associate at a large law firm. We are seeking someone who can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who wants to engage in important work for a prestigious client in a flexible and collaborative setting. You must also be willing to learn and to develop your skills, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills. The LSC team includes lawyers with a range of practice experience (from 4 years to 10+ years).

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a corporate associate, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • draft pricing supplements and notes (determine which precedent to use when preparing the pricing supplements, understand the various structures and spot inconsistencies/issues, signing off on documents, etc.)
    • advise on incidental securities law matters (e.g. prospectus renewals, timelines, pre-clearance and filing requirements)
  • Providing support and training to the senior and junior paralegals
  • Exceptional attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to collaborate
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team and works well under pressure
  • Superior client service skills and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities, timelines and processes. Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple hard deadlines
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development
  • Member of good standing of a provincial bar and willing to be called to the Ontario bar

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Senior Manager, Intellectual Property Business (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Manager, Intellectual Property Business is responsible for the management, delivery and administration of the firm’s IP support services provided to clients (internal and external). Working in collaboration with various stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, and legal assistants) the incumbent is also accountable for ensuring that IP processes, procedures and systems effectively support our clients.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Daily Operations

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the IP support services provided to the IP department.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify and make recommendations to optimize operational best practices and implement any policies, procedures and technical changes. Chair regular meetings with stakeholders to communicate any changes.
  • Manage IP electronic tracking and file tracker systems which includes implementing upgrades as required.
  • Oversee the transfer of large intake files and review files in preparation for closing.

Technology, Process & Workflow

  • Manage and monitor IP databases (TIPS and FogBugz) to ensure data integrity.
  • Work with stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks and legal assistants) to identify opportunities to better utilize existing IP systems (e.g. TIPS, FogBugz) and make recommendations to enhance as required.
  • Maintain awareness and keep current of emerging IP technologies and relevant law updates.
  • Partner with Information Services and third party vendors to test new IP technological solutions. Assess, identify and make recommendations to implement new software/hardware and any other IP related tools to support stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks and legal assistants).
  • Assess current processes and workflows and make recommendations to streamline processes as needed.

Client/Vendor Engagement

  • Negotiate terms of contract and oversee work performed by vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements. Act as the liaison to translate business requirements of the program and/or process and oversee the build and delivery of customized solutions which includes liaising with stakeholders to define the scope of upgrade.

Team Engagement

  • Provide direction, coaching and development support to direct reports.
  • Participate in the recruitment process with HR and/or IP Partner.

Budget

  • Establish expense and revenue (recoveries) budgets and monitor actuals against budgets raising any issues with firm management as required.

Other

  • Onboard new hires into the department and provide overview of department and IP programs (e.g., TIPS and FogBugz).
  • Participate in special projects/initiatives.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate education in Business or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 5+ years previous experience in an IP law clerk role.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of management experience, preferably in a professional services environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal markets and the legal professional landscape.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong aptitude for utilizing technology in improving speed, accuracy and efficiency of a process within a law firm environment.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationship with stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership, relationship, collaboration and consultation skills – able to motivate and direct a team.
  • Able to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a broad range of audiences including partners, senior management and clients.
  • Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the demonstrated ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong project and time management skills and ability to manage a variety of concurrent projects.
  • Solid strategic and analytical thinking skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Manager, Human Resources (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Manager, Human Resources to join our Human Resources team. This position requires an individual with proven experience, a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Employee Relations & Policy Interpretation/Creation - Provide coaching and counseling services to leaders and employees on employee relations matters. Provide guidance on the interpretation and execution of HR policies and practices. Make recommendations on new and existing policies and programs to ensure compliance with all related legislation.
  • Recruitment & Onboarding - Manage the recruitment process. Work with leaders to define job specifications, liaise with recruiters, conduct interviews and make final selection recommendations to hiring managers. Negotiate terms of employment in line with established parameters. Work with managers and trainers to develop onboarding and orientation plans for new hires aimed at integrating them into the firm in a manner that will increase their opportunity for success.
  • Performance Management - Provide guidance and support to leaders on the performance management program to manage, motivate and direct performance. Provide direction on the development of annual performance plans. Coach employees and managers on performance related issues. Prepare performance improvements plans as required. Work with leaders and internal counsel to determine appropriate strategies for managing firm initiated terminations.
  • Compensation & Job Evaluation - Work with client group leaders to determine year-end salary and bonus recommendations in line with salary structure and incentive guidelines. Use market and business knowledge, in conjunction with the firm’s compensation principles and policies, to assess the implication of market trends on client groups.
  • Work with leaders to identify jobs requiring evaluation. Participate in job evaluation process. Conduct internal and external benchmark analysis and develop recommendations.
  • Department Structure & Job Design - Provide advice and recommendations to leaders on the effective structure and utilization of administrative staff.
  • Training and Development - Work with leaders to identify training and development needs. Research and recommend courses and training programs.
  • Participate in committees, initiatives, programs and projects as needed.
  • Provide direction, coaching and development support to indirect reports.
  • Monitor expenses against budget for various GLs.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management. A CHRP or CHRL designation would be an asset.
  • Minimum 5+ years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment legislation.
  • Solid understanding of all human resources functions including performance management, compensation and job evaluation.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong leadership, relationship, collaboration and consultation skills.
  • Sound judgement – the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Mining Group, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our leading and growing mining practice. Our mining team regularly advises clients on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and internationally with respect to M&A, financings, exploration and development agreements, royalty agreements, joint venture arrangements, engineering and service contracts, sales contracts and international concession arrangements. In this exciting role, you will work on a broad range of matters, including resource development (in both domestic and international regulatory environments), public and private securities issued by mining entities, bank financings (including project financing and corporate lending), mergers and acquisitions, and structuring and implementing domestic and international joint ventures. You will be tasked with assuming primary responsibility on matters and will be required to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ practice experience at a law firm, including experience advising clients on M&A transactions (public and private), financings (public and private), securities matters, joint ventures and earn-in arrangements. You will also have experience advising companies on continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements. Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills are essential to success in this role as is the ability to operate in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume and law school transcripts in confidence to Danielle Traub

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Michelle Li, Coordinator, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

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Training & Support Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an experienced and skilled Training & Support Specialist to join our Toronto office. This position requires an individual with a strong client service orientation, a focus on adult learning and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Design, implement and deliver technical training for all members of the firm, new hire orientation and training for support staff, and managers and soft skills training such as client service, teamwork, and productivity to support staff and managers.
  • Deliver customized training and support to the firm’s legal professionals including training on specific technology as well as working with legal professional and assistant work teams to establish efficient practice management processes.
  • Deliver training support to members of the firm in its other offices either through remote desktop tools or through in-person training. Each member of the training team travels to the other offices approximately 2-3 times per calendar year.
  • Design, test and evaluate end user documentation (e.g. technical documentation, manuals, reference guides and training aids).
  • Participate in firm projects to implement new software or systems and take responsibility for the design of training programs and material related to those projects.
  • Respond to questions and requests for assistance from all members of the firm regarding how to use particular features of the firm’s technology.
  • Deliver lunch/evening workshops and one-to-one coaching in both technical and soft skills.
  • Facilitate meetings, focus groups, seminars and classroom training.
  • Update and maintain the training curriculum to meet the business needs of the firm.
  • Work independently and consult with the training team and other departments as needed to accomplish all tasks.
  • Develop on-line training courses and self-study exercises as required to supplement classroom training.
  • Assess individual training needs and learning style and assist Human Resources and departmental managers to develop appropriate training strategy and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with members of the Information Services department to identify training opportunities related to the firm’s technology.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of management professional development events.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education with a focus on adult education, training or a related program.
  • 5 plus years’ experience in adult training and education (both technical and non-technical).
  • Sound knowledge/understanding of training concepts, methodologies and techniques associated with adult learning and education.
  • Previous working experience in a law or professional services firm is required.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and document management systems.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply knowledge.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills; ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Exceptional client service skills with a proven track record of ‘going above and beyond’ to service clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Strong organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high pressured environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Corporate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an ambitious, self-driven mid to senior corporate law clerk to join our team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, high detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with transactions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ experience as a corporate clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, amalgamations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, securities filings, etc.
  • conducting and reporting on minute book reviews and maintaining corporate records, securities ledgers and registers.
  • preparing documents and instructing agents in connection with extra provincial registrations, renewals and notification to provincial authorities.
  • conducting corporate searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results.
  • assisting with corporate reorganizations, share and asset purchase transactions, including:
    • preparing and maintaining closing checklists;
    • reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers’ certificates and other supporting documents; and
    • preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters.
  • Knowledge of applicable corporate statutes and regulations (CBCA and OBCA, etc.)
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent).
  • University degree would be a plus.
  • Experience using CorpLink will be considered an asset.
  • Experience accessing and making filings on SEDAR and working on securities transactions will also be considered an asset.

APPLICATIONS

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

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Mid-Level Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid level tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. Torys’ tax controversy and litigation lawyers have experience in dealing with all levels of tax authorities and with all phases of tax controversy, from the planning and implementation of specific transactions to tax filings, initial audits, assessments and appeals. In our transfer pricing practice, we work closely with clients to review risks and exposures before an audit happens, and we guide clients through best practices and managing documentation and compliance during an audit and dispute resolution process. Sales and commodity tax considerations are evaluated as part of our tax planning, tax advisory and tax controversy practices. The candidate will get extensive training and mentoring from a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • 4 to 6 years of tax law experience;
  • the ability to evaluate and assess complicated tax issues and research and analyze applicable tax law and matters;
  • experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, the structuring of private and public investment and advising on tax matters related to corporate financings;
  • experience working on international tax matters, such as treaty interpretation, withholding tax, foreign tax credits, the foreign affiliate regime and transfer pricing;
  • experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • experience in applying for and pursuing advance income tax rulings and technical interpretations;
  • some experience with tax advocacy, including litigation and dealing with tax authorities;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic; and
  • excellent academic credentials.

All qualified applicants must be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

APPLICATIONS

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Danielle Traub, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Danielle TraubHead of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 3 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

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